Exclusive, beautiful, collectable: These 22ct gold plated Spitfire Heritage Pin Badges will be a welcome extra treat for some of those buying RAFA ltd edition gin or vodka. We’re inviting our social media community, in the 100 hour run up to the RAF’s centenary celebrations, to join the toast …. and see if there’s a little extra sparkle in the post.
Order your RAFA Spitfire Heritage Gin or RAFA Supermarine Vodka in the 100 hour (four day) window to the April 1 centenary launch and you may just be one of the lucky purchasers to find a shimmering 22ct gold plated badge worth £20 in with your treasured tipple: a great opportunity say ‘chin chin’ to 100 years of achievement, service and professionalism.
Now, for the 100 hours to the start of celebrations, our social media community – and their friends and family – can snap up their tribute tipples with the chance of finding one of these much coveted pins alongside their beautiful commemorative bottle.
Just place your order between midnight on Wednesday March 28 and midnight on April 1 2018 to be sure you’re in with a chance of receiving one of these exquisite lapel pins. A rather generous number pins have been allocated at random throughout stocks for the 100 hour period. Please do invite friends to get involved.
ABOUT THE PIN: This beautiful model for our pin badge was originally hand sculpted in great detail by artisan sculptor Mark Stickells.
Silicone moulds were taken and used to hand cast each model using pewter, which was then plated with 22ct gold.
Spitfires in the blood: Westair
The Spitfire Heritage pin badge is made by only one company – and here’s why …..
Westair is a family business whose founder was a pilot whose father flew in the newly formed RAF.
The manufacturing company is based in Birmingham, home of the original Castle Bromwich Spitfire works.
Many of the current Westair staff has family members who worked in the Birmingham factories during the war, including the Spitfire works. A miniature model from these works is at Westair and inspired them to produce their early Spitfire models.
These first models were presented at a corporate function at RAF Duxford many years ago. Son of renowned aircraft designer and ‘father of the Spitfire’ R J Mitchells happened across one. He kindly wrote in a letter of congratulations to Westair on the accuracy of the model.
They make our Spitfire Heritage pins.